Jeff The Brotherhood, Dry Feet (Live In Philly 8/24/11)

This past Wednesday, I was feeling a bit bored and antsy, then I remembered about a Dry Feet show that was happening with Jeff The Brotherhood. I headed out to Philly’s relatively new Bookspace for the first time, which is the coolest concept of a venue I’ve seen in a while. Pretty much, it’s a warehouse filled with books for sale, and they throw shows there. So in between sets, I was reading “The Ninja’s Guide to Throwing Surikens”. Fuck yeah. Dry Feet: It amazes […]

Continue Reading

The Reveling – Tributaries (For fans of The Menzingers, Gaslight Anthem, Smoke Or Fire)

I drowned a hipster in a tributary the other day… it wasn’t mainstream! hahaha *ahem*. There are some albums that are just perfect for the current season. As we head into autumn up here in the Northeast (and try not to die in earthquakes apparently…), I find that The Reveling’s June 21st release of “Tributaries” is the perfect soundtrack. While I was a fan of their 2009 EP 3D Radio, Tributaries has shown how much the band has evolved. With 10 soulful anthems that are […]

Continue Reading

Punch, Loma Prieta Live In Philly (8/19/11)

Last evening before heading out to some ridiculous dance parties, I headed over to Philly’s Barbary to catch San Francisco’s Punch. I missed the first opener but caught San Francisco’s Loma Prieta. Loma Prieta: I’ve never heard of these guys before and I also have no idea what their name means, but they were fucking brutal. Lots of feedback and noise, these guys reminded me a bit of Converge’s older shit. They had a few people in the crowd dancing around, but it seemed like […]

Continue Reading

This Is Jazz – Warehouse (for fans of Trash Talk, Paint it Black, Ringworm)

Photo taken by the great http://www.blakelarsonphoto.com People often skip opening bands because they really just want to see the headliner, and I get that, but I’ve discovered so many damn good bands by watching opening sets. Philly’s This Is Jazz are one of those bands. At the last show I saw them at (Static Radio NJ, One Win Choice) TIJ were giving out their 6 song EP Warehouse for free. The band plays heavy hardcore, and the entire 6 songs is over in 6 minutes. […]

Continue Reading

They Stay Dead – EP (for fans of The Deviates, Satanic Surfers, 1208)

I’m going to keep this post short, but a few months ago I received the 3 song EP from Edmond, Oklahoma’s 4 piece band They Stay Dead. Let me just say I was hooked within the first listen. These guys pull a lot of different influences, but upon listening the melodic punk they used to blast at the skate parks is what comes to mind (specifically The Deviates and 1208). In a post-punk-indie-insert-your-new-styles-here, it’s refreshing to hear a band that just is playing some straight […]

Continue Reading

Cerebral Ballzy – Self Titled (For fans of Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks)

Hey you know what’s weird? Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy’s latest “Self Titled” release is on Adult Swim’s (yes, the cartoon network program) record label. Oddness factor aside, any reader of this blog knows that I love Cerebral Ballzy ever since I’ve seen them a few years back. Bringing their drunk, don’t give a fuck punk rock to the masses, their latest debut full length contains some new songs and some redone earlier material of theirs. They still are playing the old 80s influenced punk rock […]

Continue Reading

One Win Choice, Static Radio NJ, This is Jazz (Live in Philly 8/7/11)

Last night, I headed to the place where dreams come true (a basement in Philly) to catch Static Radio NJ and One Win Choice. The place had a solid turnout for a random Sunday Funday house show, and the small basement felt packed with the 30 or so kids there. This Is Jazz I caught these guys back in February at The Ox open for The Menzingers, and they’ve improved quite a bit since. They played their hardcore tighter and with more aggression than the […]

Continue Reading

Off With Their Heads, Dead To Me, Holy Mess (Live In Philly 8/6/11)

Last evening, I headed out to Killadelphia’s Barbary to catch not only our own Holy Mess, but also one of my favorite bands Off With Their Heads. This show was going to be a weird experience for me as I usually lose my shit, but due to my injured broken arm I was forced on the sidelines and *gasp* just to watch the show (probably will be like this until December according to doctors). I missed the opener but made it for the Holy Mess. […]

Continue Reading

Holy Shit I Broke Myself (A Mix)

It’s been a long time trusty readers, and for that, I apologize. Shit has been insane over here. I wound up buying a new car, the next day shattering both my forearm bones at The Bouncing Souls show, and then being hospitalized for a few days for surgery to put some metal plates in, moving to a new apartment (shoutout to all my family and friends who moved me since I can’t lift shit), and on top of it, had to give up my pet […]

Continue Reading